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- Website: OHRI
- Resource type: Patient decision aid
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This patient decision aid helps individuals with peripheral arterial disease decide on whether to have surgery or try lifestyle changes, exercise, and medicine. It facilitates this process by comparing the benefits, risks, and side effects of both options.
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Peripheral arterial disease, angioplasty, bypass surgery, lifestyle changes, medicine, exercise
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Rated on: 6/6/2018 12:15:25 PM
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Being physically active can help in the management and prevention of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Supervised, facility-based specialized exercise programs may potentially help relieve leg pain and improve walking ability in people with PAD. Unsupervised, structured home-based exercise programs are also an option. Consult with your health care provider prior to initiating any type of exercise program.
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This patient decision aid helps people who have had a mild (or moderate) stroke or one or more TIAs in the past 6 months and narrowing in your carotid artery decide on whether or not to have a carotid artery procedure by comparing the benefits, risks, and side effects of both options.
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